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Roy Black

Criminal Defense Attorney

Roy Black is an internationally acclaimed criminal defense attorney. Perhaps best known for his successful defense of William Kennedy Smith on rape charges, Mr. Black also successfully defended Eller Media (now known as Clear Channel Outdoor) against manslaughter charges stemming from the bus-bench electrocution of a 12-year-old boy in Miami; Albertson's, Inc., when the state of Florida charged the Fortune 500 company with manslaughter in the death of a shoplifter; and artist Peter Max in New York. Other noteworthy clients have included Rush Limbaugh, Kelsey Grammer, South Florida police officers Luis Alvarez and William Lozano and banker Fred De la Mata. Most recently, Mr. Black successfully represented three-time Indy 500 winner and Dancing with the Stars champion Helio Castroneves in a 6-week tax trial where he was charged with income tax evasion. Annually since 1987, Mr. Black has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®. He has also been recognized by Chambers and Partners, an internationally prestigious legal guide, as a top criminal defense attorney. Chambers stated Mr. Black is “one of the few who are famous for being good and actually practice at that standard,” and that he is “[s]o good, he is scary good.”

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